Camp Sky Ranch Events is a collaborative effort between Ken and Wendy Gordon of The Gamekeeper and Jack and Lori Sharp of Camp Sky Ranch.
Our mission is to preserve the heritage, vision and architecture of Camp Sky Ranch while maximizing it’s potential. We are focused on creating a venue for weddings and events while continuing to serve the same individuals that Camp Sky Ranch was created for.
Camp Sky Ranch was a family owned & operated summer camp for the physically and developmentally disabled. This wonderful camp was created in the 1940's by Jack B. Sharp & ran for over 60 years with the help of his family and friends. In 2008, the camp came to a bittersweet close, but we want to see its hertitage live on & find ways to serve those indiviuals it was created for.
The Gamekeeper is a fine dining establishment in Boone,NC, whose eclectic menu features wild game entrees as well as Southern favorites, recreated with originality and elegance. It's an experience, as much as it is a meal and always a favorite of both locals and visitors. Check it out for yourself @ www.gamekeeper-nc.com.
Ken Gordon, owner and chef, came to the Sharp family with a vision of a full service wedding venue...gorgeous setting, great food, and a history to enrich the entire event. He and his wife, Wendy are thrilled to work with our clients to create any style menu for any type of budget, for any event. Imagine a Gamekeeper menu for an elegant wedding reception or Bar-B-Q for a family reunion, and anything in between!!
Events and Services:
• Weddings and rehearsal dinners
• Youth group activities
• Family reunions
• High School and College reunions
• Tail gate parties
• 140 quiet, secluded acres including a lake, trout stream, and trails for a variety of outdoor activities, all located conveniently between Boone and Blowing Rock.
• Open air chapel
• Indoor dining facility
• Large open areas for outdoor events
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Recommended by 85% of couples
Caitlin · Married on 08/23/2014
Camp Sky Ranch was the perfect venue for our wedding. The open air chapel is gorgeous and the natural beauty of the area is so relaxing and calming. The perfect place for our wedding! Jack and Lori made sure that everything was in perfect condition for the day of the wedding. We were amazed at the upgrades they were constantly adding to the venue during the off-season. They added many upgrades prior to our wedding and we loved them! Jack and Lori were so easy to work with, very laid back, and you can tell that they really take pride in what they do and the services they provide. While many of the wedding held here have the more "rustic" flair, ours was more geared toward "rustic elegance" and Camp Sky Ranch accommodates both styles beautifully. We would definitely recommend this venue! You really have to see this place in person to understand the natural beauty.Sent on 10/06/2014
User3720200 · 2+ years ago
We had our wedding in October, a bit cold but beautiful as can be with the fall foliage. If you're looking for rustic and a nature-inspired venue, Camp Sky Ranch is the place. The trees make for a phenomenal backdrop in formal photos. The venue could use some TLC, but if you're going for rustic, its perfect. We decorated with wild flowers from Shady Grove and had some G30 lights. It was perfect.Sent on 12/06/2013
We're from Brooklyn and were nervous that the space wasn't going to be formal enough, but it was gorgeous. Jack and Lori were fine, but the real gems were Wendy and Ken from the Gamekeeper. They went above and beyond to make our food and spirits perfect! Each guest I spoke to at the wedding complimented us on the food, over and over again.
We're vegetarians and even though they specialize in meat, the food was gourmet. Their pumpkin bisque soup was to die for! And the cake, was so beautiful. So happy we chose the Gamekeeper at CSR.
Kristal · Married on 06/16/2012
I cannot begin to write enough positive things about Lori, Jack and Camp Sky Ranch Events! We had our wedding and reception there on June 16, 2012 and it was amazing. Jack and Lori (owners) are awesome to work with as they are very flexible, laid back, and professional. We were planning a wedding from 4 hours away and they really made our planning process less stressful! Any questions that I had they were able to answer in a very quick manner. The venue is a rustic venue; however, the grounds and facilities are kept up amazingly well--it is very clear how much the property means to them. One of the reasons that we chose Camp Sky Ranch was the flexibility that the property offered. We wanted an outdoor wedding; however, Boone weather can be unpredictable and we were concerned about rain. The great thing about Camp Sky Ranch is they have an open air chapel (it is so pretty), a large lawn (with a small pond) and a charming dining facility. In this way, we were able to take advantage of both the GORGEOUS outdoor mountain setting while also having the security of a dining hall for the reception. I would highly recommend this venue for anyone looking at a wedding in the Boone/Blowing Rock area--you will not be disappointed!Sent on 07/16/2012
Camp Sky Ranch is a hidden treasure here in the High Country. As you drive down the road to the Camp, it is like you are stepping back in time. It will take your breath away--it did mine. The rustic charm is overwhelming. It is located in a beautiful valley with mountains all around and a bubbling creek running through the property. Jack and Lori are welcoming hosts. They are friendly, responsive, professional, and easy to work with. The Gamekeeper provides top notch catering services. Their food is incredible!!!! Wendy can also design your cake or dessert (two thumbs way up on the bread pudding). Ken and Wendy are also there to help you with menu planning throughout the process. Camp Sky Ranch and the Gamekeeper compliment one another perfectly. Together they will make your wedding day unforgettable. Miss Match Rentals loves to work with these two amazing businesses and we hope can continue to be a part of their event team as much as possible throughout the season!
My favorite new High Country Venue!!! Jack and Lori Sharp are amazing to work with. They host beautiful weddings.